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The New Official Facebook Page

Posted on Feb 23, 2017

I decided to start over and created a new Facebook official page with a more focused approach. Please give it a shot and feel free to share beautiful things around us!...

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Rough Mixes are DONE!

Posted on Sep 16, 2016

Rough Mixes are DONE!

Rough Mixes are DONE!. What an amazing journey this was..incredible. One of the most intense for sure but fun and soulful beyond words. Very simple.. Without the help,trust,passion,mastery,ears, vision,friendship,patience,love and the hang this humans bring at every moment,this journey would have been way too boring,uncreative and flat. I can write a book full of memories. Those shoe-...

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Las 10 de Henry Cole – POR DALIANA ALVARADO

Posted on Feb 9, 2016

Las 10 de Henry Cole – POR DALIANA ALVARADO

“Al percusionista Henry Cole lo conocí por el Afrobeat Collective. Criado en la costa oeste de Puerto Rico y egresado del Conservatorio de Música, Henry Cole se encuentra inmerso en su carrera como artista; como músico percusionista del género del jazz, con la variación de un joven artista con deseos de crear sonidos propios y deleitar a quien lo escucha.”   Leer...

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Henry Cole & The Afrobeat Collective – Roots Before Branches ( full album)

Posted on Jan 12, 2016

Henry Cole & The Afrobeat Collective – Roots Before Branches ( full album)

Henry has taken the tradition he grew up in and greatly expanded it’s meaning. His recording “Roots Before Branches” is a beautiful demonstration of this expansion. -Chick Corea – 11 Mar ’13 01 Aurea V.02 Trabájala03 To believe without seeing04 Año 201005 No eres tu , Soy yo06 Comienzo07 Una par Isabél08 Solo dos veces09 Uncoered Fears10 Música para un sueño11 Solo...

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Afro Puertorrican Beats on the Drum Set

Posted on Aug 14, 2015

Afro Puertorrican Beats on the Drum Set

Here is an adaptation of the language from the “Barril” de Bomba to the drum set using Hight & Low pitches = Snare &  Bass Drum. The results are some really funky grooves. I added eight notes on the hi hat.  Towards the end of the video I just improvised around the same theme. I transcribed the part and then adapted to the set. Please check out this great album by Los...

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Henry Cole & Villa Locura enters Electric Lady Studios

Posted on Aug 13, 2015

Henry Cole & Villa Locura enters Electric Lady Studios

I am happy ( more than happy!!!!!) to announce that  a new Afrobeat Collective (now Villa Locura ) record is on the way. I can’t express into words how incredible were the sessions at the Electric Lady but one word we all agreed on .. TRANSFORMATIVE.. The title of the new record -which also is going to be a documentary directed by Kacho Lopez Mari – is      SIMPLE ( Originally...

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